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Shrikant Lavhate
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How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Hi HP gurus,

This is quite insane asking this question but because of some reasons I am not able to get Ignite backup of system. So, my query is "Is there any way to restore system as before if we dont have Ignite backup? " . I have whole data bakup with me on tape. Is there any way or utility working similar to Ignite thing??

Thanks in advance.
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F Verschuren
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

ignite is a bootble backup. if you do not have one you need to reinstall the server and than a recovery
in therory you can boot from cd, and restore you tape to a other bootbele disk, rename it to vg00, and hope.

I never tryed this but in theory it can work....
Shrikant Lavhate
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Thanks for quick reply. I very much know that ignite is boot kinda backup. But what I actually need is to up the system as it was before going down. Like I need all system configuration as before. Installing new OS will need all configuration to do it manually. Any other comments???
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Mike Shilladay
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Hi Shrikant,

It can be done although it is not for the faint hearted. Basically if you are recovering to a replacment disk, you will need to get a miminal OS on there. Then from single user mode you will then need to forcably overwrite the OS with everything from your backup tape. Finally you will need to import the volume groups back in (should you have any other volume groups).

Have not done this since HP-UX 10.10, but it believe that the fundamentals should still work.

Mike.
Shrikant Lavhate
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Mike,

>you will then need to forcably overwrite the OS with everything from your backup tape.

What do mean by that???
because I have only DATA backup on tape. No backup of VG00 is with me. Only backup of Other volume group other than VG00 is available.
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Torsten.
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

>> I have whole data bakup with me on tape

What does this mean ("as before")? What command was used to do the backup?
What did you lost?
Without ignite backup, what do you think to restore?


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Shrikant Lavhate
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Torsten,

Data backup -> Backup of all volume groups other than VG00

command used -> Simple fbackup

lost -> Server is up and running. I dont have Ignite backup. Thats why if things goes wrong in future then what way I can have to restore it back?
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F Verschuren
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

hi going back in time is not posble, whitout a backup,
if the question is a action you are plainning you can use mirroring, if you split of a mirror you have a copy on disk where you can boot from...
Torsten.
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

If you don't have a backup you need to create one.

Go to http://software.hp.com and locate ignite and install.

Another resource for information is

http://docs.hp.com/en/IUX

Without a backup you cannot restore anything.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Mike Shilladay
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Re: How to restore if ignite is unavilable...

Hi Shrikant,

I meant that you would need to overwrite the "new OS" with what was on your backup tape, but from your reply it appears that you do not have anything from VG00, (i.e. /, /stand, /usr, /opt, var, /tmp, and /home) on your backup tape.

Do you only need the data back on disk (for reference puposes), or do you need to recover a specific machine with customisations the run a product (eg Oracle server with data)? If it is the latter, without any backup of the OS I think even the olympian members will be stumped.

Mike